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Goodbye Hasselblad 500 C/M

The time has come to part with our beloved Hasselblad. We haven’t used it since our only photoshoot with it in ’03. It was a great shoot and we learned a tremendous amount.

If anyone is interested in it. It’s a Hasselblad 500 C/M. It’s medium format. 6×6 or 2¼ x 2¼. Complete with a Carl Zeiss 80mm 2.8 T* lens. 12 exposure film magazine (120), standard viewer, strap and polaroid back. It’s in excellent to mint condition and was refurbished by Penn Camera in DC in ’03. Hasselblads are the Cadillacs of cameras and this model is no exception. It’s built like a workhorse. You’ll notice little to no plastic on the camera. A true sign of great design and build. Hell if it was good enough for NASA for the moon landings, it’s good enough for you.

If you or you know anyone interested, the ebay auction is here. I will also be availble to help you with it, if you need it.

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Ivan, Dewi and the beloved Hasselblad

Saturday was the first Stanko shoot. Dewi was great. She was nude. It was my first nude model shoot. And it was really relaxed and fun. I dont think i’ve ever looked at someone nude for 10 straight hours. And we listened to the Flaming Lips most of the day/night. Not until now did I see the pun.

Sunday Daniel came over for some Silver Sessions. It was awesome. We got our syn-on. And after Daniel left we did our “Benneton”/”GAP” shots for Stanko. It was a little more intense with Ivan being there. He was really loud and defined. It was equally as interesting and fun as Saturday but a little more tiring. He sorta reminded me of a Bulgarian Dancing Fool Henry Rollins.

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43.5% :: poo toucher
28.2% :: dispatcher
28.2% :: radio webmaster

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Here are some of the test shots we took last week with the Hasselblad 500 C/M using a 80mm f/2.8 T* Carl Zeiss lens. We used the Polaroid Basic Back for some quick response of how our lighting was before we burned thru a dozen or so rolls of 6×6 film. Instant gratification rules in photography.